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Food Systems Working Group

Our online forum is THIS Thursday

  • 12 September 2022
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Food Systems Working Group

By Sothy Eng

Interested in local food products made or grown in Hawaiʻi? CTAHR’s Food Systems Working Group is holding a virtual forum about Hawaiʻi food businesses, highlighting CTAHR projects that connect food to table.

  • THIS Thursday, September 15
  • High noon (12:00 p.m.)
  • ZOOM, Meeting ID: 829 8985 2070, Passcode: 368839

Speakers from CTAHR will briefly describe recent food business projects, followed by a moderated discussion about the challenges and benefits of building a food business in Hawaiʻi. Come join us and learn more about CTAHR’s connection to the creation, production, and marketing of local food products.

The forum will feature:

  1. Farm to School (Lydi Morgan Bernal)
  2. GoFarm’s Finding and Accessing Markets for Food Production (Pomai Weigert)
  3. The Culinary Breeding Network (Jay Bost)
  4. Product Development in Food Businesses (Lauren Tamamoto)
  5. Business Marketing (Shannon Sand)
  6. Data Driven Value Chain Coordination (Hunter Heaivilin)

“Hawaiʻiʻs food system depends on the development of successful businesses in farming, ranching, seed production, value-added products, and other food-related enterprises,” notes Marielle Hampton of Extension. “From finding markets to boosting profitability, research and outreach from CTAHR can play an important role in supporting the success of local entrepreneurs.”

Want to learn more about the Forum and the Food Systems Working Group? Please contact me at sothy@hawaii.edu.

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